My uncle bought me a set of junior clubs for my 7th birthday. I went out into the yard extremely excited to give these things a try. The first shot was about 40 yards with my first swing. My mom says, that was the last time she saw me without a club in my hand.
In High School there was no girls golf team so I played a season on the boys team (was undefeated) and then started a girls team.
I was luckily enough to earn a full golf scholarship to St. John's University where I won the Yale Invitational as well as the Columbia Invitational. College golf was an amazing experience and one I would do over and over again if I had the chance!
After college, I turned Professional but fell in love with teaching the game of golf. I became a Class A PGA Professional and had hundreds of students from age 3 to 93 come to me for lessons. Teaching and player improvement really is my passion. Helping an autistic child learn to play, coming up with a pre shot routine that helped an elderly man with a tremor be able to continue the sport he loved, being a "shrink" for the dentist who shanks every single bunker shot, seeing my female students get enough distance to finally hit it over that pond blocking the green, each and every one of those moments mattered to me.
Golf is a game that only golfers understand. I remember being a kid and hooking the ball and having to figure out why, I couldn't wait to share that info with my students and I have lots more info to share!
Today, I'm just as much of a golf nut as I ever was. I've been extremely blessed with a 5 year old son and 2 year old daugher (yes, they both have clubs in their hands already). Golf has become a family event at this point in my life. Its a dream come true to watch my son fall in love with the game and introduce him to the greatest game there is.